:: Software ::
Developer: David Abbott, PhD
iBrain is an easy-to-use
neuroimage processing and visualisation package developed by David
Abbott PhD and his team. From its roots in 1995 as an in-house software
platform for functional MRI research, iBrain has grown to accommodate
many requirements of neuroimaging analysis. iBrain can be used
stand-alone, or in conjunction with other analysis packages such as SPM.
now available for download
details regarding iBrain can also be found here.
iBrain Analysis Toolbox for SPM
Developers: David Abbott, PhD; Richard Masterton, PhD; Tony Waites, PhD; Kaushik Bhaganagarapu;
Gaby Pell, PhD; Matt Harvey; Gagan Sharma; Graeme Jackson, MD.
The iBrain Analysis
Toolbox for SPM is an automated functional MRI analysis pipeline
developed and used here at the Brain Research Institute. The
toolbox is compatible with SPM2, SPM5 and SPM8. Version 3.0 of the toolbox was
presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human
Brain Mapping, Quebec City, June 2011.
The iBrain Analysis Toolbox
for SPM is released under the GNU General Public License,
and is available for download at
|MRtrix: MR tractography including crossing fibres
Developer: Donald Tournier, PhD
MRtrix provides a set of tools to perform diffusion-weighted MR
white-matter tractography in a manner robust to crossing fibres, using
constrained spherical deconvolution (CSD) and probabilistic streamlines.
MRtrix is released under the GNU General Public License, and is
available for download at NITRC.
Documentation is available here.
|NFG: The 'Numerical Fibre Generator'
Developer: Tom Close
NFG is a collection of command-line tools that enable the generation of numerical fibre structures with a range of complexities spanning the levels expected of human white matter. Also included is a tool to simulate the diffusion-weighted MR (DW-MR) images that would arise from these structures under various imaging conditions. The primary use of the 'Numerical Fibre Generator' is to enable the testing of white-matter fibre tracking techniques based on DW-MRI.
All included tools are distributed under the GNU public licence (GPL)
and are available for download at NITRC
iBrain Laterality Toolbox
Developers: David Abbott, PhD and Tony Waites, PhD
The iBrain Laterality
Toolbox is written in Matlab and was used to generate the figures in the following manuscript:
Abbott DF, Waites AB, Lillywhite LM, Jackson GD. fMRI assessment
of language lateralization: An objective approach. Neuroimage
All of the functions in this toolbox have now been incorporated into the
more general iBrain Analysis Toolbox for SPM (see above), however the orginal
stand-alone laterality toolbox remains available for download